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  • French Priest's 150-Year-Old Heart Being Worshipped in NYC

    04/07/2019 4:09:54 AM PDT · by buffyt · 415 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2019 | Associated Press
    <p>THE 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop.</p> <p>It was on display Saturday at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, where both the faithful and the curious lined up to see the human organ behind glass. The Knights of Columbus fraternity is sponsoring the pilgrimage of the heart they say has miraculously never decomposed.</p>
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado Lucero (Cristero)

    02/04/2019 7:08:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | February 11
    St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado Lucero Knights of Columbus Council 2419Chihuahua, MéxicoPedro de Jesús Maldonado Lucero was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, on June 15, 1892. When he was 17 years old, he entered the conciliar seminary of that diocese. Cheerful, friendly and kind, he is remembered by his classmates for his exemplary behavior and dedication to his studies.The suppression of the seminary in 1914 sent him back home. With the political situation in Mexico, he left to study for the priesthood in El Paso, Texas where he was ordained on Jan. 25, 1918.Depite the risk, he returned to Chihuahua to...
  • Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono..

    01/01/2019 9:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Full title: Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono and Harris Readers of American Thinker ( here, here, and here) are familiar with the appalling religious test for office that seems to be lurking in the questions submitted in writing to a nominee for a federal judgeship by Senators Hirono and Harris. In sum: In a series of questions sent to Buescher, Hirono asked whether his membership in the Knights of Columbus would prevent him from hearing cases "fairly and impartially" and, if confirmed, whether he would end his membership in the organization....
  • Senators quiz nominee about membership of ‘extreme’ Knights of Columbus

    12/23/2018 6:25:28 AM PST · by NYer · 77 replies
    EWTN ^ | December 21, 2018 | Ed Condon
    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have questioned a candidate for the federal bench over his membership of the Knights of Columbus, with some calling the group’s Catholic views on abortion and same-sex marriage “extreme.” Senators also questioned if belonging to the Catholic charitable organization could prevent judges from hearing cases “fairly and impartially.” Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised membership of the Knights as a point of concern during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of Brian C. Buescher, an Omaha-based lawyer nominated by President Trump to sit on the United States District Court for the District...
  • Knights of Columbus- Grand Knight Resigns, Alleges Discrimination of Sexuality

    05/14/2018 6:44:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Saint Anselm Crier ^ | 4/9/18 | Lauren Batchelder and Aidan Denehy
    Controversy has surrounded the Saint Anselm Chapter of the Knights of Columbus recently as former Grand Knight Andrew Keyes resigned over what he claims was unfair discrimination based on his sexuality. Members from the school and national chapters have all issued responses to the Saint Anselm Crier over the events which have transpired. Keyes, a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics in the Class of 2018, states that he was approached by the school’s chapter and told that he was formally asked to resign after he brought a member of the same sex to the Knights of Columbus Formal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Columbus replace traditional regalia

    08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    The Knights of Columbus do a lot of good work in the United States, from pro-life and pro-family activities, to charitable endeavors, to providing honor guards for traditional Latin Masses. In fact, there are dozens of councils attached to the TLM. So, it is sad to see the organization's convention this week in Saint Louis, Missouri, turn into a fiasco due to a major change to be imposed on fourth degree Knights, who comprise the top fifth of membership. The Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, announced: "The Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for a modernization...
  • Presidents' Day 2012 (Knights of Columbus TV Commercial)

    02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | February 17, 2012 | Knights of Columbus
    A commercial made by the Knights of Columbus which was run earlier today on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)   ===>   Link for "Presidents' Day 2012" (Knights of Columbus commercial on youtube)
  • Catholic Caucus: Fatima at 100

    05/19/2017 8:53:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    The message of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917 points to God as the source of peace in the worldBetween May and October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, received MaryÂ’s words with simple trust and faithfully put them into practice. Our LadyÂ’s message was one of prayer, penance and conversion at a time of international crisis, as World War I intensified in Europe and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia loomed on the horizon.During the deadly flu...
  • Catholic Caucus: Celebrating Guadalupe, the Mother of Love

    12/11/2016 5:05:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Celebrating Guadalupe, the Mother of Love 12/5/2016 The Story of Our Lady Guadalupe The FilmGuadalupe Timeline Read the ‘Nican Mopohua’ – the oldest surviving account of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe.A Mission from the Virgin On Saturday, December 9, 1531, while on his way for religious instruction, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Indian and recent convert to Christianity, heard singing coming from the top of Tepeyac hill. Suddenly, the singing stopped, and a woman’s voice called out to him: “Juantzin, Juan Diegotzin.” Ascending the hill, Juan Diego found himself before a beautiful woman adorned in clothing that “shone like...
  • Voting for pro-abortion politicians? There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

    08/03/2016 2:51:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | August 2, 2016
    Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáńez/CNA. Toronto, Canada, Aug 2, 2016 / 08:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus.“Pope Francis has emphasized how important it is for Catholics to be engaged in the political process,” Anderson said Aug 2. “His words regarding the importance of Catholics being faithful citizens are especially important for us.”Anderson’s remarks to the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus meeting in Toronto reiterated his comments...
  • Catholic Caucus: Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help

    03/21/2016 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 12/1/2013 | Pietro Zander
    Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help  The Madonna del Soccorso, a revered fresco that is considered the preeminent Marian icon in St. Peter’s Basilica, is pictured before and after its restoration. (photos by M. Falcioni, Fabbrica di San Pietro) During the Year of Faith, following the February restoration of the Vatican’s Madonna of the Column, the Knights of Columbus was proud to support a sister initiative to refurbish the most important and beloved image of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica. Situated above the altar of the Gregorian Chapel, the freshly unveiled Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help)...
  • Why Columbus Sailed - An interview about Christopher Columbus and religious motivations-journey

    10/13/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    KnightsofCoumbus.org ^ | 5/24/2014 | Alton Pelowski
    Why Columbus Sailed   5/24/2014   An interview about Christopher Columbus and the religious motivations for his journeyby Alton Pelowski   When the Knights of Columbus was founded 130 years ago, their namesake, Christopher Columbus, was a symbol of the idea that there is no contradiction in being a Catholic and an American. In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.Carol Delaney, a cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, had little knowledge...
  • The Crimes of Christopher Columbus

    10/11/2004 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 120 replies · 21,425+ views
    The Crimes of Christopher Columbus Dinesh D'Souza Multiculturalism is presented by its advocates in the schools and universities as a benign alternative to monoculturalism. Historian Peter Stearns insists that the multicultural debate "is between those who think there are special marvelous features about the Western tradition that students should be exposed to, and others who feel it's much more important for students to have a sense of the way the larger world has developed." This is the unmistakable appeal of multiculturalism: it is obviously better to study many cultures rather than a single culture, to have diverse points of...
  • Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle-East Christians

    07/29/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 29, 2015
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution — especially in the Middle East — the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight. “Pope Francis has urged the international community to take action to help Christians in the Middle East, and as an organization that has long supported victims of religious persecution, the Knights of Columbus is responding by asking our own members, and the public at large, to help us save the lives of people who are being persecuted simply because of their Christian faith,”...
  • Is Fr. Rosensteel Council hosting Gay Birthday Party in August? [Knights of Columbus]

    06/15/2015 3:38:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Today's Washington Post has an article entitled: "Company declines to provide a DJ for a gay man's party." In this (and I will have more on this in another posting, as I have seen his whining, hypocritical email), talks about a birthday party hosted by a gay couple for another gay man, and how the DJ company said that they would not handle the event. Note that the birthday boy, was the "former partner" of the of the person mentioned below.) In the article, it stated that the party is to be held at the local Knights of Columbus hall....
  • A Maryland DJ has refused to work a birthday party for a gay man...

    06/15/2015 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Michelle Boorstein
    First there was the New Mexico wedding photographer. Then there was the Indiana pizza maker. Now there is the Maryland disc jockey. The national debate about how to balance religious conscience protections and gay equality flared in the large, mostly liberal Washington, D.C., suburb of Montgomery County Friday, when Dani Tsakounis tried to help her brother hire Ultrasound Deejays for a party. An owner of the business told Tsakounis he would not provide the DJ because Tsakounis’s brother, a Silver Spring therapist, is married to another man and the birthday party they are hosting is for their 60-year-old roommate, who...
  • The History Of The Knights of Columbus In World War I

    05/24/2015 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN WORLD WAR I   Welcoming Sign at Knights of Columbus Hut Father Duval, DSC KOC & 104th Inf. "Everyone Welcome, Everything Free" was the motto of the Knights of Columbus clubhouses which sprung up in Doughboy training camps, in major U.S. cities and wherever a Doughboy could be found. Manned by K of C secretaries who were affectionately known as "Caseys" the clubhouses provided recreation and a few of the amenities of home to any serviceman regardless of race or religion. And to Catholic...
  • Knights of Columbus Council Reverses Course, Agrees to Host Same-Sex Wedding Reception

    01/02/2015 1:08:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 1/2/15 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details:Back in September, Alexandria Marie Shields and Taylor Butcher booked the Knights of Columbus hall in Madison, Indiana for the reception that will follow their upcoming wedding ceremony. On Monday, Knights of Columbus Council 934 called the couple to tell them it was refunding their deposit as they do not agree with same-sex unions. Wednesday evening, the council reversed course and has agreed to let them have the facility. …In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, the Knights of Columbus said it would allow the reception after all. It posted “Council 934 regrets that there was some confusion over the hall...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom

    07/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | April 27, 2011 | Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D.
    Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D. Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Washington, D.C. April 27, 2011Introduction“Ladies and gentlemen: On the threshold of a new millennium, we are witnessing an extraordinary global acceleration of that quest for freedom which is one of the great dynamics of human history. This phenomenon is not limited to any one part of the world; nor is it the expression of any single culture. Men and women throughout the world, even when threatened by violence, have taken the risk of freedom, asking to be given a...
  • St. André Bessette [his *first* feast day...hooray!]

    01/05/2011 6:48:12 AM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to St. Joseph. Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand. Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmith—all failures. He was a factory worker in the United States during the boom times of the Civil War. At 25, he applied for entrance into the Congregation of the Holy Cross. After a year’s novitiate, he was not admitted because of his weak health. But with an...